1492: The Columbian Exchange

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In 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed on a voyage. Through that voyage a lot of changes occurred. During the voyage, which benefitted the New and the Old World, the Colombian Exchange occurred. The most significant aspects of the Colombian Exchange had to do with distributing different kinds of food to places where they had not previously existed. The Colombian Exchange allowed for people in Europe to get the benefits of various foods from the New World. These included, among other things, potatoes, corn, and tomatoes. All of these became very important to various European populations. Coming the other way were various species of animals. Since the Americans didn’t have no large domesticated sources of meat, these were important sources
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